Summer is a time to get away from the stresses of schoolwork, and what better way to do that then by traveling? Specially hand selected by Berkeley students, and visiting destinations all over the world, these 17 trips will inspire you to pack your bags.
Not sure a guided tour is right for you? We get it. These trips are all operated by companies who cater to younger travelers eager to have a good time, meet and hang out with locals, and have an adventure.
There are plenty of benefits to taking a professionally planned trip.
1) You don't have to do the planning - all you need to do is show up! Details like accommodations and meals are often taken care of - and bring you to hidden gems you may not have found otherwise.
2) They’re safer. Particularly for female travelers, group tours are a great way to visit countries where traveling alone is ill advised - it will also help alleviate some of the worry that family members and friends may feel.
3) Making new friends! Tours are very social and you’ll be spending a lot of time with the same people. You’re sure to meet likeminded travelers who like to have fun, are adventurous, and also interested in the country and activities on the tour.
Handpicked by Berkeley students this list of Top Summer Trips for 2017 contains everything a student needs to have a thrilling break.
Masai & Tanzania Camping SafariView More
If your ideal getaway involves nature and experiencing animals in their natural habitat, this trip is for you. Here you’ll camp under the stars with the locals and have an incredible time searching for the big 5.
Ale of ManView More
If sightseeing is not really your thing and you’d rather experience the pubs and nightlife of famous beer towns then this trip is for you. This boozy adventure takes you to more than Isle of man, but also to the famous beer towns Dublin and Edinburgh.
Gokyo Lakes With Everest Base Camp TrekView More
This trip is ideal for Berkeley student who love hiking and adventure. It combines a challenging trek with the incredible beauty of the world’s highest freshwater lake system and massive surrounding peaks and glaciers.
YOLO CRUISE - Santorini to MykonosView More
Get into the Mediterranean waters and take a cruise through the Greek Islands, with free alcohol on board, and stops at world famous nightly clubs and parties. This low budget trip is perfect for those who love to party and have a good time.
Belgian Beer TourView More
Berlin to London on a ShoestringView More
Vintage CubaView More
Thai Island Hopper EastView More
This Thai Island excursion has everything a Berkeley student may want after a difficult finals season. This experience takes you from Island to Island, and at each location you’ll be able to soak up the sun, swim, sip on cocktails, and go on adventures during the day and party hard at some of the most famous and biggest parties in the world at night.
Iceland’s Ring Road Self-Drive TourView More
This tour is self guided so if you’d prefer doing it on your own this is for you. In recent times, this has become a hugely popular destination with Berkeley students as WOW airlines now has flights starting at $99 one way to Reykjavik. What a steal!
The Big ChillView More
Want to get away for a while? This is the trip for you. Do not stress about planning a summer trip through Europe, let Contiki do it for you. You will see all the main cities and attraction, enjoying the nightlife, and make lifelong friends in the process.